Rainy Start to the Work Week

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    We'll be seeing the lingering effects of our Sunday storm making for another fairly wild day around the Bay Area.

    Today grab your umbrella and sunglasses as you'll need a little bit of both at times.  Scattered showers will include some thunder as well with some small hail likely with heavier showers.  Snow levels remain near 3,500 ft. with another dusting of April snow (!) for our Bay Area peaks. 

    The showers should begin to decrease heading into this evening.  Tuesday is looking mainly dry except for a few more lingering showers mainly north of Napa during the afternoon.  The rest of the week is attempting to trend drier but temperatures will likely remain slighly below average - mid to upper 60s by midweek & beyond.

    Needless to say 1"-2" inches of rain around the Bay Area in April is a real bonus to our rainfall season - especially in the Santa Cruz mountains where reservoirs are still about 60 percent of capacity after three years of drought.  The Sierra snowpack is looking tremendous with totals near 110-120 percent of average for this time of year. 

    The rain is also helping to temporarily knock down some of those high pollen levels as well, so there's a little silver lining for you when talking about this much rain in April!

    Speaking of which - long range models still point to a wetter and cooler than average finish to the month.  Check out some of these long-range forecasting charts for the West Coast: